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"Coming home": the next steps for Bowe Bergdahl
June 7th, 2014
04:38 PM ET

"Coming home": the next steps for Bowe Bergdahl

By CNN's Kylie Mohr

Despite the bold news headlines, "coming home" isn't as easy as it sounds. Now that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been freed, can't he just get on a plane and be on his way to his family? Not so fast. Bergdahl faces much more than a media firestorm as he prepares to re-enter society. POW reintegration, or "decompression" in Army speak, is a tedious process fraught with potential difficulties, especially for Bergdahl.

Prompted by the vast number of returned POWs after the Vietnam War, the Pentagon developed the following protocol. There are three main phases:

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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • SOTU Extra • State of the Union • Taliban
June 1st, 2014
10:03 AM ET

Is the U.S. negotiating with terrorists?

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on whether the negotiations for the release of Army Sgt. encourage future terror.


Filed under: Newsmakers • State of the Union • Susan Rice • Taliban • Terrorism
June 1st, 2014
09:52 AM ET

Negotiating the release of Bowe Bergdahl

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the administration's negotiations for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Susan Rice • Taliban • Terrorism • White House

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